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Chip Hess
Calculating Compression Render Times
on Nov 11, 2012 at 11:48:12 pm

I have been asked to bid on a huge compression project, for DL DVD.

I can estimate file sizes using the various bitrate calculators.
But does anyone know how one might estimate how many hours
such a task might take, given certain computer specs?

I'd like to bill hourly
and give a ballpark idea of the total.

Thoughts?


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Jason Brown
Re: Calculating Compression Render Times
on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:38:06 am

Are u talking mpeg2 SD-DVD? Or bluray?


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Chip Hess
Re: Calculating Compression Render Times
on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:59:30 am

mpeg2 SD-DVD Dual Layer


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Jason Brown
Re: Calculating Compression Render Times
on Nov 12, 2012 at 3:14:28 am

nevermind then...I had an idea for h264 bluray compression.


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Richard Quiner
Re: Calculating Compression Render Times
on Nov 20, 2012 at 8:32:01 pm

There are a lot of different variable with this. It will largely depend on your computer specs. if you have a good processor and plenty of ram it should be relatively quick. Also the source will affect the speed. i recently did several DVDs from an SD source and encoding the video took about 45 minute - 1 hour per 2 hours of footage. If I were you, I would just run some benchmark tests on the system you'll be using with footage that is similar to your source to get some ball park estimates. Good Luck!


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